Perry Cammack Joins Rockefeller Brothers Fund to Lead Peacebuilding Program
Mr. Cammack is a Middle East expert and foreign policy analyst with a distinguished career spanning the government, nonprofit, and academic sectors. He joins the RBF from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he was the principal architect of “Arab World Horizons,” a three-year project based on the premise that Middle East citizens and states must forge new social contracts to address the region's myriad challenges. The project engaged civil society leaders and activists, industry leaders, scholars, and government officials to examine the underlying causes of the Arab World’s profound instability.
Previously, Mr. Cammack worked for more than a decade on Middle East diplomatic, security, democracy, and economic issues in the United States government. From 2003–2013, he worked as an advisor to then-Senators Joseph Biden and John Kerry on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He served as a member of the policy planning staff of Secretary of State John Kerry from 2013–2015. Mr. Cammack was also an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University from 2014–2018. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
“Perry brings a nuanced understanding of the context and stakeholders in the wider Middle East to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's efforts to advance just and durable peace in the region,” said Betsy Campbell, vice president for programs at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. “His policy expertise, in tandem with his efforts to lift up voices from the region and his conviction that civil society is central to conflict prevention and transformation, will shape the work of the Peacebuilding program and its grantees to develop innovative and collaborative approaches and build constituencies for peace.”
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund established its Peacebuilding program in 2011 with a focus on conflicts in the wider Middle East, in particular Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and the U.S.-Iran relationship. Mr. Cammack replaces Ariadne Papagapitos, who led the Fund’s Peacebuilding program from 2011 to 2018.